No charges filed against 49ers' Crabtree

No charges filed against 49ers' Crabtree
January 25, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Michael Crabtree will not have any alleged sexual assault charges hanging over his head during the Super Bowl. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

No charges will be filed against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree after he was investigated for an alleged sexual assault by the San Francisco Police Department.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon released the following statement Friday:

“The San Francisco Police Department - Special Victims Unit completed and submitted a thorough investigation of the allegations against Michael Crabtree. Following a review of all the evidence, my office has determined that no charges will be filed against Michael Crabtree at this time."

49ers GM Trent Baalke also released a statement following the news:

“We are pleased to learn of the San Francisco District Attorney’s announcement following a thorough review of the matter. Michael and the team can now put this behind us and move forward.”

[RELATED: Crabtree's lawyer releases statement, confident in process]

The alleged assault occurred in a San Francisco hotel early Sunday morning after the 49ers' win over the Green Bay Packers. Crabtree's lawyer said Crabtree would fully cooperate with authorities, and prior to the 49ers' NFC Championship win he met with San Francisco Police Department detectives as part of the investigation.


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